The Magic Hour

Tuesday. July 23, 2013 7:55 pm Upper West Side, Manhattan

Exactly where I was during the Magic Hour. Well.  That’s what we called it anyways.  Because the sun was setting and the city sky was shades of pink and sun.  Probably because there was also a sun shower (an East Coast way of saying it was raining and sunny at the same time).  AND it was the specific day of the year where the sun lined up perfectly with the streets of Manhattan so that you can see the sun set between all the buildings.  Yup.  It was a magic moment. So magic that I didn’t take a picture.  Instead I smiled and walked and enjoyed the fact that I was part of it all. Part of the city where the sun sets in the rain between buildings that reach the sky.

In other news.

This is the end. Of 2 really great things.

1. My placement. My last day was yesterday.  My heart squeezed a little as I took the paper shapes and spider web from my wall and packed up my toys from my final sessions with my kiddos.  I said, “bye.  I’ll never see you again.” They said, “ok, bye.”

And life moves on.

2. VBS. My church has been hosting a vacation bible school for the past 2 weeks.  Even though I didn’t help it impacted me because 4 out of 5 of my siblings came out to help.  So. For the past 2 weeks my sister has been sleeping in my living room. My brothers and sister-in-law have been stopping by for breakfasts and chats and games and the internet.  And today is the last day of it.  No more venting at the end of the day.  No more car at my disposal.  No more people eating all my food. (To be clear. There are certain advantages to life going back to normal- but there are also definitely things I will be missing.  Mainly, the people.)

And now- we are at the predictable photo portion of my post. (Upon review I have discovered that my blogs generally include some sort of list, a photo montage, over-usage of the words “so” and “and,” and tend to end with some kind of inspirational or funny farewell.  At least we all know what to expect.)

This is me driving my sister’s car!  The freedom found in wheels is not something to take for granted.  Especially when you don’t have to deal with any of the responsibility.  ImageAnd this was one of ourviews as Erleen and I drove through Brooklyn. ImageHere is another view we had.  Yup. Brooklyn has sooo many neighborhood I STILL need to check out. ImageAnd this was my view yesterday morning on my way to my placement.  I was walking because the train was not running. So I walked.  Just 13 blocks.  Which isn’t really so far. And I actually like walking.  Especially in Manhattan.  For obvious reasons. Image

This is the end part. Are you ready for it?

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